In other news, the Federal Reserve indicated that the recession might be easing up but said the labor market remains soft, and Microsoft announced a long-awaited partnership with Yahoo. Continue reading
Some businesses are beginning to embrace a technology called “cloud computing” — storing data and programs on the Internet rather than on an individual company’s computers. But critics worry about privacy issues. Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading
Examining Web users’ search terms could help public health officials identify emerging epidemics days, if not weeks, faster than more traditional forms of disease surveillance. Continue reading
To get a real close look at some of the best paintings housed in Spain’s Prado Museum, you no longer have to trek to Madrid. Google and one of the world’s most famous galleries announced Tuesday they have teamed up to allow people to explore 14 of the Prado’s prized paintings using the search engine’s mapping technology.